Landscaping Consultations

Cost effective mini-landscaping consultations with Shades of Green

If you’re a “do-it-yourself” type and don’t need a full landscape design and installation with our Landscape Designer, consider a landscaping mini-consultation with one of our experienced and certified nursery professionals. This service occurs here at our nursery, not on site at your home.

Maybe you love getting your hands in the dirt and your garden is a labor of love, but you lack the knowledge necessary to tackle the entire project. Or perhaps your budget simply demands that you provide the labor. Whatever the reason, our mini-landscape consultations provide the opportunity to get advice and design ideas without breaking the bank. For a fee of $100, you can schedule a 1 hour session with one of our knowledgeable nursery professionals. (Additional time will be charged at $25 per 15 minutes.)

Due to Corona Virus precautions put in place by the State of Texas, the sit-down, face-to-face portion of the Mini Consult will be limited to 15 minutes. We ask that you please wear a mask. The remainder of the consult will be conducted outdoors as we walk the property to find the plants best suited to your design and needs.

What you’ll need to bring

  • Photos of the site. Print outs on 8.5 x 11 paper are best, but we can work off of tablets if necessary. (Sorry, but we’ve found that smart phone screens are just too small.)
  • Drawings with dimensions of the certain space you are looking to update. Remember, this service is for projects under 250 square feet in total, not for an entire front or back yard. At the very least, we need measurements of the space you are looking to re-work so that we can accurately quote the cost of the work.
  • Directions. Not to your house, but which direction your site is facing. There’s a big difference between planning a shady yard facing north and a full-sun flower bed facing south.
  • Your goals for the space. What are your needs? What type of look are you going for? What issues do you have with the plants that are already there?

Our staff can help you choose the general look for your landscape, provide design advice, explain soil and bed prep needs, and suggest plants that will achieve the look you want while minimizing your ongoing maintenance chores.

Appointments are scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 10am and 3pm each day. We have 6 appointment slots each week that are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

For larger projects, we suggest our landscape design service. This is best when tackling an entire yard-sized project, as it saves both time and money and gives you a master plan for a Landscape Design of your home.

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